Meaning of caterpillar

cat•er•pil•lar

Pronunciation: (kat'u-pil"ur, kat'ur-), [key]
— n.
  1. the wormlike larva of a butterfly or a moth.
  2. a person who preys on others; extortioner.

cat•er•pil•lar

Pronunciation: (kat'u-pil"ur, kat'ur-), [key]
— adj.
  1. (of a tractor, earth-moving equipment, etc.) propelled by caterpillar treads.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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